1. What Is The Difference Between CBD & THC?
Your cannabis sativa oil is high in cannabidiol (CBD) as opposed to tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). This is because while THC is legal in some places, the federal government still adheres to some severe THC restrictions. CBD is the non-psychoactive compound the cannabis plant produces. While THC is psychoactive, some studies show that CBD counteracts the psychoactive effects of THC.
Hemp and marijuana are both members of the Cannabis sativa plant family. However, for the classification of hemp, the plant must have 0.3 percent or less THC content. If the plant contains more than 0.3 percent THC, it’s marijuana and illegal in some areas. Compared to hemp, marijuana THC and CBD content are different. When it comes to CBD hemp vs. CBD marijuana, CBD hemp is the go-to for extraction because it contains less THC. This ensures the CBD to THC ratio of full-spectrum CBD doesn’t go beyond the federal limitations in place.
The THC content of marijuana is higher than hemp, meaning it’s usually best to choose a high CBD hemp strain for extraction purposes. During the extraction process, other cannabinoids, including but not limited to THC, come with the CBD. Since CBD hemp contains more CBD and lower concentrations of THC, these strains are our go-to.
At CBDResellers, we use the highest quality CBD oils with less than 0.3% THC. We understand that using the purest CBD possible gives our consumers the most authentic experience possible, so we’re extracting our CBD from CBD-only hemp plants.
Is CBD in the 2018 Farm Bill? No, but CBD is legal in all 50 states to some extent.
The Federal legalization of hemp happened in 2019 as a result of the Farm Bill. And since this bill doesn’t explicitly say anything about buying and selling hemp extract, consumers couldn’t help but wonder if CBD extract is legal.
While the 2018 Farm Bill removed hemp as an illegal substance under federal law, the FDA released a statement clarifying its stance on cannabidiol in 2019. In this statement, the FDA said it would continue regulating cannabis products under the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (“FD&C Act”) and Section 351 of the Public Health Service Act.
So is CBD safe? Well, CBD is an active ingredient in FDA-approved drugs, so it’s safe to say it’s probably not dangerous.
The FDA is still evaluating the safety of CBD. At this point, interstate commerce is at a standstill resulting from its prohibition of food containing CBD and CBD dietary supplements.
However, just because hemp is legal doesn’t mean hemp extract is legal in every state. The rules in the USDA Hemp Production Program only make the legality of CBD more complicated.